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February 25, 2012
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Make
PENTAX
Model
PENTAX K-x
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
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400
Date Taken
Feb 25, 2012, 11:42:14 AM
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GIMP 2.6.11
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Curiosity by ShortAndSnappy Curiosity by ShortAndSnappy
This little guy was so cute! I took this series of photos just as I was leaving the local park after a long morning of taking photos. I'm calling him William - he's a Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), he was catching bugs about 2m away from me.

I didn't have the right lens on my camera, so I very very slowly changed the lens, hoping he wouldn't fly away and took a photo. The camera makes a beep when it focuses, and I think he was very curious about the sound.

We spent about 10 minutes together, and I took over a hundred photos.. he got closer and closer and closer to me, and I went from standing, to eventually lying on my stomach in the grass, trying to get a really interesting perspective shot. Eventually he came too close for the camera to be able to focus on him, and after a little while without the camera 'chirping' at him, he lost interest and flew away.
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The image has a nice depth of field, good colors and nice details. The subject clearly stands out and the expression of the bird is very interesting. It seems to be wondering about something or seems to be asking something from the viewer.

The light in the photo is good and the subject is well lit from all sides. The color balance between the dark and light tones is again ok, without too dark or light parts.

The composition of the photo is good as it doesn't have too many distracting details and lets you immediately focus on the subject.

To sum-up, I consider this an expressive and well-realized photo, and hence the rating. I look forward to your next shots! :D
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
your wonderful art is featured [link]
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Great shot, 5 golden stars! :heart:
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kil1k Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a very beautiful picture... the bird looks so curious :D
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ShortAndSnappy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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kil1k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :hug: :) :) :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great capture! :w00t:
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ShortAndSnappy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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Yaminade82 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great capture! this little bird is too cute! animals are amazing models!
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ShortAndSnappy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! He is SUCH a sweet little guy, isn't he? And so cooperative! XD
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Peaceforever91 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
He's so cute! Love this as a macro :)
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